According to a "snake charmer," if you get bit by a snake, the best thing to do is bite it back until it's dead, which will apparently prevent you from dying -- and is exactly what a man in Nepal did after getting bit by a deadly cobra earlier this week.In this case, the snake charmer was right -- t ... More >>
This magnificent combo meal is known in Nepal (and India) as a thali.
There's no nicer way to eat in Nepal than a thali at Bhim's Cafe, which allows to sample several dishes at once. This picture demonstrates the primacy of rice as a starch; by volume, it's the biggest thing in the picture.
Carved wooden doors at Himalayan Yak
Over the last 10 years, Central Jackson Heights (the blocks around the subway/bus station) has turned into a concentrated Himalayan business zone, as immigrants from Tibet and Nepal have moved into the neighborhood, turning the area into a Himalayan hub ... More >>
Not your normal plate of bar snacks at the pub
Mustang is a valley ringed with mountains in northern Nepal, where the cooking reflects the influence of Tibet. There are many fascinating vegan and vegetarian dishes on the menu, but, alas, no yak.
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August 12, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 32
Who clubbed the clown?
By Ron Rosenbaum
Wavy Gravy, recovering from amoebic dysentery, tropical fever, opium addiction, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and a severe spinal condition, was out of Roosevelt Hosp ... More >>
Recently, the multi-instrumental Latino hip-hop rock troupe Ozomatli were appointed United States Cultural Ambassadors. They've been vocal proponents of a growing, musician-led boycott of Arizona, have written songs in support of gay awareness in the Latino community, and bear as much respons ... More >>
There's a classic New York tale in the Wall Street Journal's new Greater New York section and it's one that's got to set teeth on edge over at the rival Times for a couple of reasons.
The story's about how a loyal immigrant butler -- one Indra Tamang who was raised in a "mud house in a farmi ... More >>
Ward Harkavy's The Smart Asset got there first, noticing the Times profile of a laid-off $240K/year (base pay!) lawyer and her upcoming world tour assisted by a paid sabbatical and "Lonely Planet travel guides." (Ward observes that, unfortunately for the rest of us, "No such guides exist yet for 'be ... More >>
This week, Counter Culture rolls into Mustang Thakali Kitchen in Jackson Heights, an amazing new restaurant with a pan-Himalayan menu, though one also specializing in the Mustang region of Nepal, up near the border with Tibet. Though there's plenty of lamb and chicken, and many vegetarian dishe ... More >>